Disability Inclusion Working Group

Inside the colour room, which is bathed in red light to reveal an illustration of a girl on the wall.

Sightsavers’ inclusion work in 2018

The Social Inclusion Working Group’s final speaker session of the year focused on initiatives that colleagues from the group have been involved with in 2018.

Nidhi during her talk.

“The minute I started seeing less, I think I saw more”

Nidhi Goyal is a blind feminist from India who works on disability rights and gender equality. She recently visited Sightsavers’ offices to share her experiences.

Graeme Whippy.

“I help people to be brilliant at employing disabled people”

Disability consultant Graeme Whippy visited Sightsavers to discuss his work with Channel 4 and how it embraces diversity.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone at an event.

How to make your workplace inclusive for people with disabilities

Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Adviser Getty Oforiwa Fefoame offers tips for employers to make sure they are accessible for all.

Attendees at the Zero Project conference chat next to one of the stands.

A world without barriers: what we learned at the Zero Project Conference

The 2018 conterence, hosted by the Essl Foundation, took place in the UN office in Vienna. Sightsavers’ Kate Bennell shares her experiences.

Emma at Sightsavers.

The hidden topic: why do we struggle to discuss mental health?

Emma Mamo, from mental health charity Mind, reveals how employers can help staff to improve their mental health.

Molly Watt.

“Assistive technology has changed my life”

Accessibility consultant Molly Watt, who has hearing and visual impairments, visited Sightsavers to explain how her iPhone helps her to live independently.

Hector Minto.

How Microsoft is championing inclusive technology

Microsoft’s Hector Minto shares groundbreaking accessibility features that aren’t just aimed at people with disabilities.

Paralympian Georgie Bullen holds a yellow sign containing the words: 'Join us at, #inthepicture'.

Paralympian Georgie Bullen shares her story

Georgie visited Sightsavers to discuss competing in London in 2012, and how the challenges of visual impairment inspired her to start her own business.

Sightsavers Social Inclusion Coordinator Kate Bennell sits at her computer, looking at a document on screen about alt text.

Testing and training: how we’re making Sightsavers more accessible

Sightsavers’ Kate Bennell tests our systems, processes and content to make sure they’re accessible, especially for people who are visually impaired.

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